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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, January 26, 1913 (continued)

[Menkuare quarry cemetery (continued)]
quarry. The large mastaba (GQ 137 [MQ 137 = MQ 1]), the top of which was noted in 1906, found its explanation today. The search for its chamber has been in vain, for the mastaba is merely the crown of a rock-cut mastaba, the entrance of which was found today:

[ILLUSTRATION]

So the part hitherto known was only the top:

[ILLUSTRATION]

The sand had drifted in from the door in the usual fan form and was hard packed with a dry hard crust. One meter from the inside of the door was a beautifully carved small statuette of fine hard red stone (sandstone) [13-1-560], a scribe [Khu-en-Ra scribe, margin notes] sitting on a mat or cushion with his legs folded under him. This was just under the hard crust (150 cm from roof of room).

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    01/26/1913
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    Khuenre (MQ 1)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • MQ 1

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • MQ 123

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • MQ 136

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • Menkaure Quarry

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khuenre (MQ 1)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of MQ 1. Son of Menkaure and Khamerernebty [II]. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (unnamed), east and south walls (depicted as young naked boy standing in front of his seated mother Khamerernebti on south wall), identified as [sA nswt smsw n Xt=f xrj-sStA n jt=f smr watj n jt=f] king's eldest son of his body, secretary of his father, sole companion of his father; in situ in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137. Limestone seated scribe statue (13-1-560 = MFA 13.3140) inscribed for Khuenre; found in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.